Bipolar Skwierc was shot and killed while on the roof of his house. He’d been drinking after a telephone argument with his girlfriend, and a 4 a.m. 911 call for medical help. As his mother screamed at responding deputies that he was only holding a pellet gun, they responded with deadly force, claiming self-defense. The shooter was already under investigation for the mishandling the inquiry into the vicious beating of a gay man.

ID: 1729

Victms Name: Christopher Skwierc
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: West Palm Beach
County: Palm Beach
State: FL
Zip Code: 33403
Country: United States of America

Agency: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Bipolar Skwierc was shot and killed while on the roof of his house. He’d been drinking after a telephone argument with his girlfriend, and a 4 a.m. 911 call for medical help. As his mother screamed at responding deputies that he was only holding a pellet gun, they responded with deadly force, claiming self-defense. The shooter was already under investigation for the mishandling the inquiry into the vicious beating of a gay man.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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